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Heritage Crafts

The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future. Their aim is to support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage. For more information visit their website.

Winter Hibernation

I’m very much a lover of the seasons, and a believer that not embracing them can be detrimental to our health. Today I read an article on the website which struck a chord with me as it encourages a mini human hibernation in Winter. It even explains Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which so many people appear to suffer with today, not so much due to a lack of sunlight, as a need to slow down in Winter that we deny ourselves. We expect ourselves to live in Winter, the same way as we would in Summer; and it’s not meant to be that way! I’m always telling people we should sleep more in Winter, and it seems I may be right. Here’s the article – A Long Winter’s Nap: How Hibernation Helps You